Mark your calendars! Some of our favorite East Village neighborhood traditions are happening over the next several weeks:
The 7th Annual Historic East Village Spooky Paws Parade is Sunday, October 30th, 2 – 3 pm!
Dogs + Costumes + Candy = FUN at the 7th Annual East Village Spooky Paws Parade.
The AllSpice staff had been looking forward to last weekend’s Historic East Village Spooky Paws Pet Parade, ever since the event was first announced a couple months ago. Most of us are pet-parents, ourselves. Getting to hand out lots of dog biscuits, and having a front-row seat for the festivities, sounded like a great way to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon.
When the parade began, it turned out to be even more fun than we expected. There were bulldogs dressed like bears, and superhero puppies, great big purple unicorn Labrador retrievers, and even sharks and dinosaurs!
Dozens of cute dogs, and their faithful humans, paraded down East Locust Street and past the shop. Quite a few stopped into the shop, too, which really made our day.
Here are some of the highlights of the pet parade (click to see full size):
Halloween pet parade photos by Eva Lewin // Photography
Americans are gaga for celebrating Halloween. While not as big-budget as Christmas, Mothers’ Day, or even the Super Bowl (!), the National Retail Federation says that we’ll be spending upwards of $7.4 billion to celebrate Halloween.
And that’s not all spent on Fun Size candy bars, either; we “only” spend $2.5 billion on those little Snickers and Kit Kat bars. The NRF forecasts that Americans will buy $350 million worth of Halloween costumes for our pets.
Will your dog or cat be one of those beloved pets going around in a Halloween disguise this year? Bring ’em on down to the East Village this weekend for a merry, not scary, costume pet parade!